The Italian Party (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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The Italian Party is the story of two newlyweds navigating a new world. As Michael and Scottie start their life together in Sienna, they find themselves isolated. From family, friends, their own culture, and each other. Both have their secrets, and they're trying to keep them while learning to navigate life as a couple, and life in a new country. With Lynch's intimate sense of place I couldn't tell which was more delicious, the pasta or the secrets!

— John

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“Chris Pavone's The Expats meets Amor Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow in this delightful novel. Scottie and Michael Messina are newlyweds when they arrive in Italy in April of 1956, where Michael is supposed to head up a new division of Ford. There is so much unknown between any typical pair of newlyweds, but Michael and Scottie harbor deeper secrets from each other, among them Michael's true occupation as a spy for the American government. Lynch evokes the period of the 1950s - Betty Crocker, Wonder Bread, and an entrenched distrust of Communism - in a story that froths with gossip and is sweetened by intrigue, stirred with the complex history of Italian and American relations. Delicious and positively drinkable.”
— Becky Petterson, Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, OR

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250300225
ISBN-10: 1250300223
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
Publication Date: April 1st, 2018
Language: English